For individuals with a working knowledge of bond markets
At the end of this course delegates should understand
– The products and dynamics of the corporate credit market
– The methodology of credit ratings and key credit rating agencies
– What happens in the event of a credit default
Basics of the Credit Market
– Corporate bonds
– Credit spreads
– Corporate bond yields by rating
– High yield bonds
– Types of Credit Spread
– Credit risk premium over the long term
– Credit market drivers
– Credit strategies
Exercises: Building a credit portfolio
Credit Rating Agencies
– Ratings and outlooks
– S&P vs. Moody’s vs. Fitch
– Credit rating scales
Credit Rating Methodology
– Sovereign & corporate rating methodology
– Issue-specific vs. issuer credit ratings
– Ratio driven ratings
– Credit ratings mapped to historical defaults
– Corporate default rate statistics
Exercises: Credit quiz
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